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Biju Cherian

Biju Cherian

Group Financial Controller - Europe 1 /Aspiring Data Scientist

Bayes Business School / Chartered Global Management Accountant

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FAAC Entrance Solutions UK | Jan 2022 - Present

Group Financial Controller Europe Cluster 1 - UK, Benelux & Nordics

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ASSA ABLOY (UK) PENSION TRUSTEES LIMITED | Apr 2019 - Aug 2020

Pension Trustee Director

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Bank of England | Apr 2018 - Present

Decision Maker Panel

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FAAC Entrance Solutions UK | Dec 2017 - Nov 2022

Business Controller - UK

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ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems | Jul 2014 - Jan 2018

Finance Manager

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Pines and Needles | Nov 2017 - Dec 2017

Weekend Assistant Site/Retail Sales Manager

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Toastmasters International | Jul 2016 - Jun 2017

Secretary

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McDermott | Oct 2013 - Jul 2014

Senior Management Accountant

Project Accounting Budgeting & Forecasting S,G &A Budget Management Accounting => Implemented a new S, G&A budgetary control system at McDermott’s Subsea Head Office within a period of four months from joining the business => Achieved budget stretch of $9m from a total budget of $45m within the first four months of joining McDermott
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Assa Abloy Entrance Systems | Feb 2011 - Oct 2013

Management Accountant

Provide business data and analysis regarding company’s performance and position to managers within organisation to assist in business decision-making and control. Responsible for preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly management accounts and annual statutory accounts. Budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis of sales & orders Revenue reporting, customer profitability analysis, benchmarking and KPI reporting Analyse profit margin by LOB, product and customer to exploit opportunities and minimise risk Review operating performance and recommend process changes to strengthen internal controls Daily, weekly, ten-day and monthly reporting of sales and orders Cost and revenue, margin and volume analysis

Lorne Stewart PLC | Jan 2004 - Jan 2011

Management Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Accounts Assistant

• Preparation of corporate management accounts and involvement in the preparation of statutory accounts for one of the UK’s leading building engineering services companies with a turnover exceeding £180m. • Continually improve the reporting systems and ensure internal controls are maintained. • To initiate, introduce and manage new systems and reports that seek to continually improve the financial management of the organization. • To use financial and other information to develop, maintain and record the procedures and processes involved in the management accounting role. • To liaise with budget holders to exchange new ideas, interpreting and comparing complex financial and other information and discussing results with managers, which sometimes include confidential and sensitive issues. • Member of the Internal Audit team, which does Internal Audit effectiveness reviews and benchmarking. • Preparation of prepayments and accruals on a monthly basis consistently meeting tight deadlines. • Implemented significant improvements to internal controls in the purchase ledger operations and the BACS payment systems, reducing risk. • Established process and systems for implementing policies and strategies required by Internal Audit. • Selection of appropriate suppliers and contractors, including negotiation of contract terms and performance meausures. • Completed VAT and Corporation Tax returns, co-ordinating with six separate divisions. • Prepared and analysed management reports for sales, purchases and inventory. • Managed data integrity monitoring during implementation of Cognos system. • Performed analysis of debtors and creditors. • Trained, mentored and supervised new staff.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND | Jan 2005 - Dec 2010

Trustee Accountant

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MRF Tyres | Jan 1996 - Jan 2002

Production Supervisor

•Responsible for managing a team of 40 staff at India’s largest tyre company. •Department representative on ISO9001 task force. •Led initiative to reduce wastage to 0.5% from 3% through training and communication with staff. •Increased production by 55%.

My Education

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Business Foundations Specialisation Candidate (Coursera Verified Course), Business Administration...University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School | 2015
Chartered Global Management Accountant  CIMA | 2010
Master of Science (M.Sc.), Finance, Shipping, Trade & LogisticsBayes Business School | 2004
Princeton University
Diploma in Information Techology, Information TechnologyManipal Institute of Technology | 2001

About Me

Biju Cherian

I'm a qualified chartered management accountant with years of experience in various countries. My passion has always been in Data Science and hence I'm working hard to switch my career into Data Analysis/Data Science

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